Sanford-Brown Shutting Down

Sanford-Brown Shutting Down

Potential For Loan Forgiveness Due to School Closure

Sanford Brown, Closes Down

Sanford-Brown College has announced the decision to close all of their schools, and have stopped enrolling new students. Parent company the Career Education Corporation (CEC) said they will shift focus to their online universities, Colorado Technical University and American InterContinental University. Sanford-Brown College will undergo a “teach out” with current students until they graduate. The colleges are gradually discontinuing operations and program; the process is expected to take anywhere from 18 months to about 3 years to complete.

Chairman and interim CEO of CEC, Ron McCray, blamed the decision on financial losses, declining enrollment numbers, and harsh regulations implemented on for-profit colleges. Last fall, the Department of Education announced new “gainful employment” regulations, which base a college’s access to federal loans on whether the estimated loan payment of a typical graduate exceeds 20% of the borrower’s discretionary income, or 8% of total income. According to the DOE, programs that exceed the aforementioned thresholds are at risk of losing their ability to access funding from federal student loan programs. Ron McCray attributes the new regulations as a factor in the decision. “The unfortunate reality is that a more difficult higher education marketplace and challenging regulatory environment have handicapped our ability to turn these institutions around quickly and operate these programs effectively long-term,” he stated. In recent news, a lawsuit filed by former students against Sanford Brown will move forward, even though the school’s enrollment agreement has an arbitration clause that takes away students’ right to file such lawsuits. For-profit colleges have been a target of the Obama administration as the government attempts to gain control over the rising student loan debt epidemic.

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If you attended Sanford-Brown, you may qualify for federal student loan forgiveness. In order to see if you qualify, you need to create an FSA ID, and then call us at (800) 940-8911. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information. The FSA ID replaces the Federal Student Aid PIN. If you already have a PIN, you can link your information to your new FSA ID by entering your PIN while registering for your FSA ID. (This will save you time when registering for your FSA ID.) However, a PIN is not required to create an FSA ID.

Please access the FSA ID here.

If you run into any issues obtaining your FSA ID, one of our representatives would be happy to assist you. After you have obtained your FSA ID, give us a call at (800) 940-8911 to see which forgiveness program you qualify for.

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Student loan debt has reached an all-time high, and according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the total amounts to around $1.4 trillion. Goodbye Loans can help determine if you qualify for the student loan forgiveness as a result of the lawsuit against Sanford Brown.

Goodbye Loans matches thousands of graduates with federal programs that are offered by The Department of Education to consolidate and lower their current Federal student loans. We help you take advantage of the latest regulations put in place by Congress and President Obama and potentially save thousands of dollars. Debt is hard to ignore. When you’re staring down a ballooning credit card balance and fending off insistent phone calls from angry creditors, it can be an all-consuming enemy.

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  • Lora Sneed
    Reply

    Been unable to pay my loans low or no income,have no income now,I will have leave Michigan to get a job,I sick of all this,I don’t like being broke and unable to pay any bill,I existing not living life full pretender.

    • Admin
      Reply

      Lora-

      We hear you. We’re so sorry about everything you’re going through!

      Please get your FSA ID http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911 to speak to one of our loan advisers, let’s see if there’s something we can do to help. If you prefer we call you, kindly extend your number.

      Thanks
      K

    • SHArr
      Reply

      I am in the same boat..the Sanord Brown I attended passed (became very sick multiple surgeries BEFORE they closed but not well enough to go in and fight for promised classes THEY FAILED to give my graduating class) I knew nothing about their close plan as I (unlike others in my class) did not receive the certified letter stating they were closing nor the info also (late for me) on those missing classes as well as a chance to take two choices in exams on site at no cost to me.. (even after very vital classes had been skipped by them still giving a LOW likelihood I would pass the exams and 3 chances to pass after that it’s back to school sorry about your luck)
      My loans are in default..my husband works but with my health issues and medications we have NO extra money to be placed in what is called “rehab programs” where for NINE months you pay to get out of default. I made NUMEROUS,attempts to contact the school I attended (no call back and closed now) or call backs an E-mail from the main Sanford Brown campus. I find it disgusting that they have left people like me “hanging out to dry” with a cut rate education and mountain of debt broken promises and a LOT of lies. I’ve never been more sorry I did not “jump ship” after being in for six months and receiving an acceptance letter from a far better school with an associates program my first choice before being swindled into attending this “great new school” they had opened. To say using the “Obama” card as an excuse to leave people deep in debt because AS A SCHOOL THEY FAILED TO DO WHAT WAS NEEDED long before this newest “shut down”. I now realize why no one from the main campus returned calls or routed me to anyone that could help me with any of my closed campuses epic fails. I care not what anyone even myself “feels” about Obama..their excuse had to be placed on someone to “save face” so they don’t look bad so who better but Obama..
      Good luck if you’re in default all you can hope for is medical elimination or forgiveness of that debt if this is the case for you. Way to go Sanford Brown you blood sucking liars I wasted my time money and am left holding a worthless diploma and mountain of debt as well as no means of ever receiving those important missed by you in the curriculum classes I need to have ANY hope of passing my exam and getting a license in the field of study I worked so hard to get to. Hope you’re all proud these fat cats lose nothing they all still will be driving those expensive cars living in multi million dollar homes while those of us trying to change our lives for the better eat crumbs and wasted precious time all for nothing..”sorry” is a hollow BS thing to claim I guarantee your only sorry because you are now unable to keep sucking money from the “little people” who trusted you where a legit “greatly recognized” educational institution.

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Lora,

      I hear you. It’s overwhelming and frustrating. I’m sorry you’re going through it. What is the next step to reclaiming financial health for you?

      Thanks,
      Katie

  • Crystal Hill
    Reply

    I only work part time and I can’t afford my student loans. I graduated from Sanford Brown in 2004 and have only been able to pay my loans down when I have enough money. Meanwhile I’m trying to raise two daughter’s on my own with only $600 a month from my part time job. I need financial relief asap. Plus I can pay the loans down when I have enough money after I pay other bills. Any advice?

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Crystal-

      So very sorry to hear about your struggles. We get it, we really do!

      Do you have Federal Loans or private loans? If you have federal loans, please get your FSA ID here; please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh. Once that’s done, please call us 800-940-8911.

      If you need anything else, please drop us another comment.

      Thanks,
      K

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Crystal,

      It sounds like you’ve been working really hard and doing the very best you can. You have a lot on your plate.

      Have you thought about student loan forgiveness? Perhaps that will help. You can find out more about loan forgiveness here: http://goodbyeloans.com/pages/services/

      Do you have Federal Loans or Private Loans? If you have federal loans, before calling our advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911.

      If you have private loans, please leave us a comment so we can connect you with one of our partners.

      Let us know if you need anything else.

      Thanks,
      Katie

      • Mike S
        Reply

        I have Sally may navies private loans. My Stanford loans are on an income bases payment plan. I need assistance w private loans.

    • Admin
      Reply

      We would love you to help you out Crystal,

      Please call us directly at 424-325-6343 and leave a voicemail if the lines are busy. We also will have one of the reps email you directly to further help you out.

  • Traci
    Reply

    As a graduate of sanford brown Iselin. I can not pay my loans at all. This school has done nothing for me. Im working 2 days a week and trying to pay off all my debt. I can not declare a bankruptcy cause i have one already. I was operated on and that also put me behind the 8 ball. Started to take other classes at sanford. Had to drop because instructor could not help and told me im a failure. Help

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Traci-

      You are not a failure! The school failed you. You will prevail.

      I know things feel insurmountable, but they aren’t.

      We would love to help. Do you have Federal Loans or Private Loans? If you have federal loans, before calling our advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911.

      If you have private loans, please leave us a comment so we can connect you with one of our partners.

      Thanks,
      K

    • Admin
      Reply

      We would love you to help you out Traci,

      Please call us directly at 424-325-6343 and leave a voicemail if the lines are busy. We also will have one of the reps email you directly to further help you out.

  • Amanda moore
    Reply

    I attended Sanford Brown 2010-2013 and I also am in need of help in paying my student loans. I have already once had a lien on my taxes due to the loans. I was never able to gain employment thru Sanford Brown due to the school was no accredited and did not have a very well liked status with its name. I feel as though I wasted these years of my life and am stuck with a lifelong bill to remember it by. I am a single mother of 5 kids working continuously to make ends meet so paying the student loan bill does not come easy and I cannot afford to
    have another lien. Please help ! Student loan forgiveness would be a miracle.

    • Admin
      Reply

      Amanda-

      We hear you. We get it. We are so sorry that you have endured as much as you have.

      Are your loans federal? If so, before calling our advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911. The application takes about 1-2 minutes.

      If you have private loans, please leave us a comment so we can get you connected with one of our partners who can help, okay?

      Thanks,
      K

    • Admin
      Reply

      We would love you to help you out Amanda,

      Please call us directly at 424-325-6343 and leave a voicemail if the lines are busy. We also will have one of the reps email you directly to further help you out.

  • Geoffrey J Guimapang
    Reply

    I graduated Sanford and brown in 2007. I’m on my own I have been able to find a job but not able to pay for my student loan. the interest rate has been ridiculous and have exceeded the amount borrowed. I hope this can help me with my loan so I can move forward with my own life

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Geoffrey-

      We’re really sorry about your loans and the exorbitant interest rates.

      We would love to be of service to you. Are your loans federal? If so, before calling our advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911. The application takes about 1-2 minutes.

      If you have private loans, please leave us a comment so we can get you connected with one of our partners who can help, okay?

      Thanks,
      K

  • Jessica gay
    Reply

    Is this true. That loans are being forgiven, i graduated 2006

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Jessica-

      This is 100% true and legitimate. Please read this article about the Obama Loan Forgiveness Act here: http://goodbyeloans.com/obama-student-loan-forgiveness.

      Are your loans federal? If so, before calling our advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911. The application takes about 1-2 minutes.

      If you have private loans, please leave us a comment so we can get you connected with one of our partners who can help, okay?

      Thanks,
      K

    • Admin
      Reply

      We would love you to help you out Jessica,

      Please call us directly at 424-325-6343 and leave a voicemail if the lines are busy. We also will have one of the reps email you directly to further help you out.

  • Deborah Singer
    Reply

    I attended Sanford Brown back in 1993 or 1994. I couldn’t finish due to an abusive now ex husband. I paid what I owed left on my loan in 2004, 2005. Does this apply to me having paid them already. Can I get reimbursement ? Just asking.

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Deborah-

      Understood. Very sorry to hear it.

      If you’ve already paid your loans, we wouldn’t know if you are eligible to have your loans reimbursed. You’d have to contact your lender to find out.

      Do let us know how it goes.

      Wishing you the best,
      K

    • Admin
      Reply

      We would love you to help you out deborah,

      Please call us directly at 424-325-6343 and leave a voicemail if the lines are busy. We also will have one of the reps email you directly to further help you out.

  • della
    Reply

    I am a graduate of sanford in iselin as well. It is not an easy thing i have 3 children and a single parent i have not been able to pay my loan either. I had deferred it but its collecting interest making it worse for me. My jobs have not been steady and the jobs do not pay much so by the time check comes its barely enough to cover my bills or my family. Hopefully i can qualify.

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Della-

      We’re sorry to hear about your troubles. We would love to help if we can.

      Are your loans federal? If so, before calling our advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911. The application takes about 1-2 minutes.

      If you have private loans, please leave us a comment so we can get you connected with one of our partners who can help, okay?

      Thanks,
      K

    • Admin
      Reply

      We would love you to help you out Della,

      Please call us directly at 424-325-6343 and leave a voicemail if the lines are busy. We also will have one of the reps email you directly to further help you out.

  • Pamela Winston
    Reply

    whst if my loan is twenty eight years old, my I get loan forgiveness?

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Pamela-

      It is quite possible that you are eligible for loan forgiveness! If so, we’d love to help.

      Do you have federal loans? If so, before calling our advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911. The application takes about 1-2 minutes.

      If you have private loans, please leave us a comment so we can get you connected with one of our partners who can help, okay?

      Thanks,
      Katie

    • Admin
      Reply

      We would love you to help you out Winston,

      Please call us directly at 424-325-6343 and leave a voicemail if the lines are busy. We also will have one of the reps email you directly to further help you out.

  • barb b
    Reply

    been unable to pay after being what I feel was scammed by this school and when it was previously Western School. graduated in 2007 and never worked in this field at all love the scam web sites they create to lure you in. I wish I could be forgiven for a scam school like this.

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Barb-

      Very sorry about your situation. These For Profit Universities, are horrible, to be sure. So many people have suffered as a result of their negligence. We’re sorry you haven’t been able to get work in your chosen field.

      I think we can help!

      Do you have federal loans? If so, before calling our advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911. The application takes about 1-2 minutes.

      If you have private loans, please leave us a comment so we can get you connected with one of our partners who can help, okay?

      Thanks,
      K

    • Admin
      Reply

      We would love you to help you out Barb,

      Please call us directly at 424-325-6343 and leave a voicemail if the lines are busy. We also will have one of the reps email you directly to further help you out.

  • Eve B
    Reply

    I have 3 different loans for the l from sanford brown institute of Garden City, NY from 2009 for just one certificate. I have a federal loan, private loan and department of ed loan. You mentioned to leave a comment if we have a private loan. I would very much appreciate any help with that.

    Thank you!

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Eve-

      Yes, I did. Thank you very much for leaving us a comment.

      For federal loans and the department of education loan, before calling our loan advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911. The application takes about 1-2 minutes.

      For private loans, I will email you some partner lenders for you to contact.

      Thanks,
      K

  • jenn
    Reply

    I graduated in 2011 sanford Brown was no help in finding employment the loans are outstanding the interest rate is unbelievable I am still unemployed and unable to pay my loans back now that the college is closing and there’s opportunity for loan forgiveness how do I get that and what does that mean my degrees are worth are they worth anything or are they a piece of trash like the school its a no wonder they’re closing I’ve been waiting for this day to come I knew they were scan after 6 months of going to the school and I was there for over 3 years

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Jenn-

      Regarding your degrees, we don’t know about the validity. I would research that information with the department of education.

      Regarding loan forgiveness, for federal loans you might be eligible for loan forgiveness, before calling our loan advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911. The application takes about 1-2 minutes.

      For private loans, please leave us a comment so we can email you some of our partners who handle private loans.

      Thanks,
      K

  • Suzanne
    Reply

    I have 3 out standing Parent Plus Loans for my daughter which are federal loans though Sanford Brown. Can those be forgiven?

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Suzanne-

      Yes, I believe they can be! Before calling our loan advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911. The application takes about 1-2 minutes.

      If you need anything else, please leave us a comment.

      Thanks,
      K

  • Janice
    Reply

    I attend Sanford Brown. When I signed up initially i had a job.. A few days later I lost it.. I been out of a job for over a year until recently! Which i don’t make much money cause now I’m on externship, I take care of all my expenses on my own and this loan is making it even harder..

    I need a lot of help!!

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Janice-

      I hear you!

      You might be eligible for federal loans if you have federal loans. Before calling our loan advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911. The application takes about 1-2 minutes.

      For private loans, please leave us a comment about that and we will get you connected with our partners.

      Thanks,
      Katie

  • Wendy Lockwood
    Reply

    I graduated from Sanford Brown in 2004, This school as I was told by St.Louis University When I applied for a Bachelor degree in Applied Sceince in Medical Terminology was a non credited School,I woud have to start again.My Associate’s Degree isnt worth the paper it is printed on.I owe Sallie Mae thousands of dollars.Iwent to the website you have posted made it to where FSA ID they couldn’t find the one for Sanford Brown in Hazelwood Mo.Can You Help Me Please

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Wendy-

      Really sorry to hear about your inability to use your degree.

      Question, are your Sallie Mae loans private for federal? Please leave us a comment back with the info so we can point you in the right direction.

      Thanks,
      Katie

  • Belinda
    Reply

    I went to school at the Milwaukee location 2011-2012 . Graduated just shy of the Deen list . Have applied over 20 places with no response. The school.has such a bad reputation here that when potential employers see it they skip that application. I went to school.to get out of my current career and make more money. Guess that will never happen. Im still a hairstylist!! It was the worst thing I could have done. I now have student loans that I can’t pay back and still “just” getting by. I would like to know if this is actually ligitimit or is it another scam??

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Belinda-

      First, really sorry to hear that you haven’t been able to get work in your chosen field, and I’m sorry that things have been so challenging!

      I assure you that student loan forgiveness is 100% legit. Please read about the Obama Loan Forgiveness Act here: http://goodbyeloans.com/loan-forgiveness/

      If you have federal loans, you might be eligible for federal loans. If that’s the case and you want to learn more, before calling our loan advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911. The application takes about 1-2 minutes.

      For private loans, please leave us a comment about that and we will get you connected with our partners

      Good luck with everything,
      K

  • sharon
    Reply

    Placed my call to them yesterday but still haven’t gotten a return call to discuss it yet. I am retired and on a fixed income. Certainly can’t afford to pay this.

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Sharon,

      I’m not sure who you called, but I will email you so you can provide me with your number and we can have one of our loan advisers call you back.

      Thanks,
      K

  • Nancy
    Reply

    I attended back in 2004/2005@ the age of 34, had my son while attending school, had to quit because of complications but went back and graduated with a 4.0 GPA busted my butt and I still to this day 10 years later & I still can’t find a job in my field!!!!! My loans are in default busier they want me to pay as much as I would for a mortgage on a house which I can’t get because my loans are in default!! I am a single mom and clean house for a living because I have no experience in my field of which I feel I wasted my time even doing the schooling for! This is bogus!!!! I need my loans gone so I can give my kids a future!

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Nancy-

      You worked SO HARD!

      I’m sorry to hear that you can’t get work in your chosen field and student debt has become seemingly impossible to manage.

      If you have federal loans, you may be eligible for student loan forgiveness. Before calling our advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911.

      If you have private loans, leave us a comment so we can get you connected with one of our private loan partners.

      Thanks,
      K

  • beth
    Reply

    Hey—I graduated from SB in 2007. I am in school again, and my credits didn’t transfer after being promised that they would. I am not able to get a job in my field due to the horrible reputation SB has in Missouri. Do I qualify for loan forgiveness for those SB loans?

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Beth-

      You might qualify! If you have federal loans, you may be eligible for student loan forgiveness. Before calling our advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911.

      If you have private loans, leave us a comment so we can get you connected with one of our private loan partners.

      If you have any questions, please leave us a comment.

      Thanks
      K

  • Ayush.D
    Reply

    Hi.
    I attended IADT, Chicago in 2009-2011. I still have credits left to finish IADT. I am an international student, recently in my home country. I took break for school for long time due to my visa denial. Who do we contact to regarding this? Is there anyway that I can finish my credits and get my degree via online before its completely shut down. As an international student struggling with visa issuance it’s frustrating. I have spent my time, and my own money to get this degree.

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hello Ayush-

      I wish we could help but we can’t.

      Regarding finishing your credits online, please contact the school and ask them. We wouldn’t have that kind of information.

      We wish you the very best of luck and success
      K

  • Carolina
    Reply

    I graduated 3yrs ago as well, and find myself in the same dilemma as far as the depth accrued is concerned. I loved my schooling but as far as them actually staying true to their brand, they have not. This school has no integrity, leaving students wondering about their depth and their degrees, all our hard work and accomplishments are now in question because the school has lost it’s validity.

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Carolina-

      We are so sorry about what you endured at Sanford-Brown. It’s just awful.

      How is your financial health as a result? Are you planning on going to a different school?

      Good luck with everything.

  • ericka johnson
    Reply

    I have not found a job in any of the two degrees i have obtained at sanford brown and i am so tired of the harrassing phone calls. i am a stay at home mother with two boys barely able to make ends meet.

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Ericka-

      We are so sorry to hear about your troubles. We understand how frustrating and overwhelming it is to be burdened by student debt; it’s awful.

      If you have federal loans, you may be eligible for student loan forgiveness. Before calling our advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911.

      If you have private loans, leave us a comment so we can get you connected with one of our private loan partners.

      If you have any questions, please leave us a comment.

      Thanks
      K

  • Kris
    Reply

    Hello,l went there years ago,to just a customer service job.l was paying my loan to a place called Nelnet.Sanford B.refers them out to other third party loan companies.l have since put pmts on hold to take care of my family.Does that mean that the loan will be forgiven since it’s tied to S.B?thanks

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Kris-

      Here is what Nelnet does and I pulled this directly from their website: “Nelnet works with the Department of Education (Department) to help you achieve your educational goals. We provide customer service on your federal student loans, so we answer your questions, offer solutions if you’re having trouble paying, and process your payments”

      Perhaps you should call them to find out the status of your loans. Conversely, because you have federal loans, you may be eligible for student loan forgiveness. Before calling our advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911.

      If you have private loans, leave us a comment so we can get you connected with one of our private loan partners.

      If you have any questions, please let us know.

      Thanks
      K

  • Kristen Fromme
    Reply

    I need information on what can be done to my student loans ….. I went to Sanford Brown in Collinsville Il. and continued to get my associate degree at Sanford Brown in Fenton Mo. . What can be done since I was they are closing for good? can my loans be forgiven from the start since I have worked so hard to complete my schooling ? I feel I wasted my time with Sanford Brown and feel my future is bleak. Please response….

    • Admin
      Reply

      Hi Kristen-

      Thanks for leaving us a comment about your situation. We might be able to help!

      If you have federal loans, you may be eligible for student loan forgiveness. Before calling our advisers, please get your FSA ID here: http://1.usa.gov/JM3JNh, and then give us a call 800-940-8911.

      If you have private loans, leave us a comment so we can get you connected with one of our private loan partners.

      If you have any questions, let us know.

      Thanks
      K

  • Jennifer Thurman
    Reply

    I went to Sanford Brown in St. Charles. Graduated in 2005. I am a RN in missouri and trying to get my Illinois license. They need a form filled out by the school for my Illinois application. Anyone know where I send it to to get Filled out. Also where do I get my transcripts?

  • Shenika
    Reply

    I went to Sanford brown in 2012-2013 school year. I graduated and also got a job with Tampa family health center. But I’m still unable to pay my student loans because they were just ridiculously high. I hope I do qualify for loan forgiveness because I need it.

  • Ashley Rodriguez
    Reply

    Hello, I attended in 02/2014 to 10/2014, graduated 02/2015. I applied for jobs right after externship and now have a full time job! Do I qualify for student loan forgiveness? I am a single mother with 3 small children under 7. I am due to make my first payment this month, and the amount is RIDICULOUS!

  • Ashley Rodriguez
    Reply

    I attended the SBC location in Houston on Richmond Ave.

  • Nequita
    Reply

    Hi, I went to Sanford Brown’s New York City campus in 2010 to attend their Pharmacy Tech program. I recently found out the program was unaccredited after I received a letter stating they were being sued and I just needed to sign the paper to be a part of the settlement. I was unable to get a job with anyone but Duane Reade who only offered part time. I am now out on worker’s comp and am unable to pay my loans and am wondering am I responsible for them at all since I went to the school under the notion that the programwas accredited and it’s not. My certification means absolutely nothing right about now and I honestly feel like I wasted a year of my life and now owe money for something I can’t use.

  • Keith B
    Reply

    I graduated from sanford brown in 2013. I now have 34,000 in loans that I can’t afford to repay. I worked on the field that I received my degree in for 2 months before getting laid off and was only making 9.75/hr. Far less than what sanford brown said that vet techs make; I was told that the average tech makes 15/hr. If I knew then what I know now I would have NEVER gone to school there. Pack of thieves.

    • Admin
      Reply

      We would love you to help you out Keith,

      Please call us directly at 424-325-6343 and leave a voicemail if the lines are busy. We also will have one of the reps email you directly to further help you out.

  • gina
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    I attended Sandford Brown and I never gained employment due to the school. Im now 20,000 in debt and it just keeps going up. I have a good job, however I only work part time. I have two small kids and cant afford 560.00 dollars a month. My credit is crap due to these loans. Help!!

  • Aly
    Reply

    Hi,

    Trying to call the number but it is not working. Suggestions?

  • B. Dablemont
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    Okay, so after weeks of trying to get a hold of somebody, I was finally informed I don’t qualify for ;oan forgiveness because I am back in school. I really wish you could just add to the basic info in these posts, just some of the qualifications before we waste our time on this.

    I was one of the lucky ones that maintained a job after graduation. Now my employer requires me to obtain a bachelors degree so I am back in school. None of my credits transferred and I’m starting back at square one here. I was recently informed I have almost capped my fed student loans and now I will not be able to continue persuing my degree because of it. Over half my current loans are from Sanford Brown. Also because they include my spouses income, I many not have qualified anyways. My employer is not going to be pleased with this and may potentially lose my job.

    So, in short, if you have a decent income or you are currently in school(again) to pay for an education that you already obtained(again) you will not qualify. This is ridiculous joke for half of us graduates. Thanks for nothing and for wasting my precious time.

  • Krystle
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    Attending Brown College from 04-06. Here’s my story. I supposedly owe them over a quarter mil.

    My name is Krystle, and I’m 31 years old from Minneapolis. When I was 20 years old I moved from rural Minnesota to the Twin Cities to attend Brown College. (Sanford-Brown) The commercials on TV seemed appealing and my family didn’t have the funds to send me to college, and Brown seemed promising that I would be able to attain the financial aid needed. I visited the campus and the flirty, dashing rep who was assigned to me assured me that there were loans available and that my lack of credit did not matter, and that I would be able to attend and get an AAS in Visual Communications in under 2 years! So I started signing on the dotted lines.. blindly not knowing that I was signing my financial life essentially “away.” There were a total of four loans that I had to take out to complete the course. One was a Direct Loan through the department of education. The other 3 were through Sallie Mae (now “Navient”). The Salle Mae loans were all private. For two of those loans I needed a co-signer. So my brother signed for one loan which was $10,000 and my cousin signed for a $3,800 loan for me to get a MacBook Pro with all the software which was a new requirement for the course. I graduated with my degree in 2006. I didn’t realize that ten years later, after paying $32,000 back on the loans that I would still owe $250,000. The laptop loan alone is still at $10,000. The remainder of the loans are at capitalized interest rates anywhere from 13 – 16 % in interest only repayment plans. None of my payments are touching the principal. I have paid on the two loans that I can afford for the last ten years to make sure my brother and cousin don’t inherit the debt. The Department of Education loan recently sent me some paperwork saying they are going to try and garnish my wages. I was fortunate enough to get a graphic design job right out of college and I currently take home under $40K after taxes. Last year the Department of Education garnished my $2,000 tax refund and my $1,000 renter’s rebate. I have tried calling throughout the years to reach some sort of feasible repayment plan but they haven’t been able to budge due to the nature of these predatory loans. The private loans cannot be consolidated at this point so I have pretty much just accepted my fate of dying in massive debt. I rent my house at $1250 a month which is more than most mortgage payments. My credit score is poor. Going to Brown College was the single biggest regret of my life. The anger I have inside towards my own government for allowing this to happen runs deep. But I have learned to push this to a far away place out of sight and out of mind to try and live my life and still be happy. I block the 3-5 calls from the collection agencies I get every day and I had them blacklisted so they cannot call me at work. I don’t know what they expect or want from me. They are blood suckers and crooks. If they could take my bodily organs to sell on the black market to pay back some of the loans, I believe they would do it without hesitation.

  • Atlanta
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    Widow I really don’t know what say about this achool anymore , I attend Sanford Brown in Orlando which it use to be IADT after 4 years degree I get $64,800 just for a stupid fashion degree and I can’t even pay my loans.

  • Mike
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    I went and gradutated from Sanford brown in garden city on Long Island. I was unable to find a job because most places think of that place as a joke. And like everyone else was promised a job and making a certain amount of money and nothing. And I’m stuck with these loans and I want to know if I qualify.

    • Rod
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      yes, they promised me they would help too. the career services department… but you could never get in touch with anyone. also, when i would call my numbers i had for my advisors that had got me to sign up in the first place, i always got an operator talking about the number had been changed.

  • Rod
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    Hi, my name is Rod. I went to this school starting in 2011, and I dropped out in 2015. I have a debt of 62,000 plus. I was in the game production and development program. I could not finish school due to not being able to pay. I didn’t have a job that would allow me to pay 500 a month for 11 more months to finish. At the time of me being in school, the professors would not help you at all. And speaking of which, I was an online student, so I was basically teaching myself all the material. I went with my uncle to get a loan from a bank to help me finish paying for school. The loan officer told my uncle that the school was a scam and that I should not be there. I refused to believe it, and we ended up getting the loan from another bank, but not nearly enough to finish paying the amount owed in full. So, I gave him his money back and said forget it. I was in no shape to pay, since work was always short in the winter months, I was having to live off my savings during the summer in the winter. Anyway, does this qualify me to get in with this as I was not able to finish and because they tried to get me to pay them 5500 more dollars after I had already spent 62k?

  • Chris Roller
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    I am still in college but still have nearly 27,000 in student loans from a program I never completed at Sanford Brown when they cancelled the program we were in and refused to refund any of the money they had taken. That was back in 1999. With it being that long ago it there a chance I would still qualify to get that portion cancelled as it was fraudulent from the start?

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